Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I haven't been able to do much sewing this week. Last weekend was the first time in a long time that I haven't even gotten up to my sewing room to work for at least a little while. I ran up to visit my daughter Saturday, and then on Sunday, I couldn't seem to get myself in gear.
Like just about everyone else in the Midwest we had a beautiful weekend that ended abruptly on Sunday night with storms, and since then we have been treated to a gray drizzle with a threat of snow. In fact, I did see a tiny bit of snow at lunch time today, but it didn't amount to anything. It's a little depressing after the promise of spring we had.
Anyway, this afternoon after school I decided that I needed to do something quilty, so I started working on these. A while back I found these directions on making nine patches from two squares. I promised to do a demonstration for this month's guild meeting, so I thought I'd better get started. They are fun, mindless sewing and I am using up lots and lots of scraps.
Since I already have two other scrappy projects going, I'm hoping that I will finally be able to use up a lot of fabric that's been sitting around here too long. See that blue with the red flowers? I bought that at least ten years ago and I still have bits and pieces of it sitting around. I, er, tend to over estimate the amount of fabric I'll need for a project.
I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with all these squares. I'm thinking just a lap quilt, since I certainly don't need another big long-term project.
But aren't they cute?